Mission: Our organization is pivotal in assisting homeless persons in becoming both sheltered and self-sufficient.
Results: We house over 250 family members per year at Opportunity Place, providing up to 90 days of food, shelter and programs designed to enable self-sufficiency. Almost 87% transition to permanent housing and employment. We helped an additional 500 families using federal stimulus dollars to keep near-homeless families housed and homeless families rehoused. Our employment program serves 50 veterans and their families each year, with an 80% success rate in gaining occupational skills,employment, and housing. Each case manager provides resources to 100 clients per year.
Target demographics: Homeless and precariously housed families and individuals
Direct beneficiaries per year: 500 clients
Geographic areas served: Okaloosa and Walton Counties, Florida
Programs: Opportunity Place: shelter for women and families
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program: employment program for female veterans and veterans with families
Satellite Offices: Outreach and case management to rural areas
Lead Agency of Continuum of Care - forge partnerships, mutual support, service coordination among community stakeholders
Homeless Management Information System: web-based computer database system for collecting data, facilitating case management for 2-county region
I am very thankful for this organization, where we can donate to help People who are down on their luck..I know how hard they work to give these people a hand-up to get on their feet...Anyone of us could be in the same place , I have visit this organization and found how hard they work& how pleasant they are..